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One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

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One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

    Is this the golden age of African writing?

    Is this the golden age of African writing?

    For a long time, African literature didn’t get the recognition it deserved – certainly in the west. But walk into any bookshop nowadays and the shelves are piled high with African authors. More and more are winning international book awards, including Chigozie Obioma and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – who we hear from in today’s episode. So, what’s prompted this change? And what does it take for African writers to get global recognition? Victoria Uwonkunda finds out in today’s episode of Africa Daily.

    Host: Victoria Uwonkunda
    (@Msuwonkunda on Twitter)
    Guests: Chigozie Obioma and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

    • 14 min
    Can the most vaccinated nation stop Covid?

    Can the most vaccinated nation stop Covid?

    Covid-19 is, once again, spreading in the Seychelles. In just a few months, the country has managed to vaccinate most of its people against the virus. But a recent rise in the number of cases has many scratching their heads. What went wrong – if anything at all?

    Host: Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda on Twitter)
    Guests: Sharon Ernesta, Seychelles News Agency ; Dr Christian Happi, African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases.

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    • 15 min
    Is the NBA falling in love with Africa?

    Is the NBA falling in love with Africa?

    Who’ll be king of the hoops? Africa’s top basketball teams are joining a brand new league backed by the American NBA. It’s called the Basketball Africa League (BAL) - and it will kick off in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 May. The tournament is yet another sign the NBA has its eyes on the continent - but what does it all mean for the continent?

    Host: Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda on Twitter)
    Guests: BBC reporter Isaac Fanin; DJ Poizon Ivy.

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    • 14 min
    Can illegal fishing be stopped?

    Can illegal fishing be stopped?

    West Africa’s seas are under threat.

    Illegal fishing is destroying marine life and crushing people’s livelihoods.

    Local fishermen point their fingers at foreign vessels – mainly Chinese, but also European.

    By some estimates, illegal fishing is costing the region at least two billion dollars a year.

    But a new surveillance centre in the Gulf of Guinea is trying to stop this from happening.

    Will it make a difference?

    Hosted by Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda on Twitter)

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    • 13 min
    Does Ghana really need fixing?

    Does Ghana really need fixing?

    Young Ghanaians have had it with their politicians.

    For more than a week now, many have been using social media to send their government a message: #FixTheCountry.

    Their list of grievances is long: they complain about unemployment, poor roads, power cuts, water shortages, rising living costs… You name it.

    The Ghanaian government says that “a flame has been lit”, and that this is an opportunity to get people talking about problems that affect us all.

    But how easy can it be to fix a country?

    Hosted by Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda on Twitter)

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    • 14 min
    Why is there a security crisis in Nigeria?

    Why is there a security crisis in Nigeria?

    Increasing incidents of insecurity in Nigeria have led to mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to take control of the situation. And recently parliament even urged President Buhari to declare a nationwide state of emergency. The country has struggled to end a jihadist insurgency in the north-east now for more than a decade, a conflict that has, according to the Nigerian government and the United Nations, killed tens of thousands of people and forced millions to leave their homes. In south-east Nigeria they’ve seen a surge in deadly attacks targeting police and other security forces in the past few months. All of this has been compounded by a sharp rise in abductions targeting civilians in schools. Alan Kasujja now looks at why there’s a security crisis in Nigeria.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

nqobizitha daniel dube ,

Not anti biased

I don’t believe that this podcast is SA anti biased,people are still drinking,police are buying and distributing in the black market,yet some of us have lost our jobs.There is no proper solution to this pandemic.People are still having parties,family gatherings that’s how it’s spreading.

NitPic'ie ,

Africa Daily: how dangerous is the south african covid variant

Listened to this podcast today and was shocked by the clear anti SA bias, how the journalist didn’t even bother to interview a South African physician.
Sloppy journalism and indicative of how BBC seems to be sliding in tabloid gossip as opposed to balanced reporting.

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